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Strong's #1747 - ἐνέδρα

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1722) and the base of (G1476)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a lying in wait, an ambush
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Strong #: 6148 ‑ עָרַב (aw‑rab');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐνέδρ-α, ἡ,


1. sitting in: hence, lying in wait, ambush, Th. 5.56 (pl.), etc.; ἐ. ποιεῖσθαι Id. 3.90; ἐνέδραι κατασκευάζονται X. Eq.Mag. 4.10; ἐνέδραν τιθέναι D.S. 19.108; θέσθαι Plu. Rom. 23; εἰς ἐ. ἐμπίπτειν X. Cyr. 8.5.14; ἐκ τῆς ἐ. ἀνίστασθαι ib. 5.4.4; θέειν ἐκ τῆς ἐ. Th. 4.67. men laid in ambush, τὴν ἐ. ἐζανιστάναι X. HG 4.8.37.

2. metaph., trickery, treachery, δόλου καὶ ἐνέδρας πλήρης Pl. Lg. 908d, cf. D. 19.77; ἐνέδρας ἕνεκα Antiph. 124.7; ἐξ ἐνέδρας, opp. φανερῶς, Ph. 2.422; μετ' ἐνέδρας App. BC 1.30, cf. Archig.ap Orib. 8.2.20.

II position, ναρθήκων Hp. Fract. 16, 27. III delay, περί τι POxy. 62.10 (iii A.D.), etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἔνεδρα, ἐνέδρας, (from ἐν and ἕδρα a seat), a lying in wait, ambush: Acts 23:16 (Rec.st τό ἔνεδρον, which see); ἐνέδραν ποιεῖν, Acts 25:3. (the Sept.; Thucydides and following.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐν -έδρα , -ας ,

(< ἕδρα , a seat),

[in LXX: Joshua 8:7-9, Psalms 10:8 (H693)*;]

a lying in wait, an ambush: Acts 23:16 (Rec. ἔνεδρον , a form freq. in LXX), Acts 25:8.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The derived meaning of ";treachery,"; ";fraud,"; is illustrated by P Oxy 1. 62.10 (iii/A.D.) ἵνα μὴ ἐκ τῆς σῆς ἀμελείας ἐνέδρα περὶ τὴν ἐμβολὴν γέηται, ";in order that there may be no fraud in the lading through any neglect of yours"; (Edd.) : cf. ib. XII. 1428.5 (iv/A.D.) ὑπ ]ὲρ τοῦ τοίνυν μὴ ἐνέδραν ἐπακολουθῆσαι, ";so as to prevent any deception from ensuing,"; ib. 1455.12 (A.D. 275) εἰς τὸ μηδεμί [α ]ν ἐ ̣ν ̣ε ̣δ ̣ρ ̣[αν ] ἐπακολ [ουθε ] [ν. For the form ἐνεδρεία cf. the endorsement of a petition to the logistes—ἐνεδρείας γεγενημένης, ";concerning a case of fraud"; (P Oxy VI. 900.19—A.D. 322).


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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